7.6Publications in questionable journals

By Raf Guns, Joshua Eykens and Tim Engels (University Antwerp)

In the summer of 2018, De Morgen and other Flemish newspapers published a series of articles in which they investigate to what extent Belgian researchers have published in so-called ‘fake’ or ‘predatory’ journals. The investigation was based on similar articles that appeared in the German press. While the debate in the popular press has settled down since then, in this dossier we aim to provide some factual information on ‘predatory’ publishing, in general and in Flanders.